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A History of the Thomas Mansion

Built: est. 1875 Address: 958 North 27th Street Architecture: Stick Style Demolished: 1953 Many of early Omaha’s wealthy builders built their mansions and estates in North Omaha. One of them was attorney Dexter L. Thomas (1841-1919). His large house at N. 27th Avenue and Nicholas Street was a landmark for years, surely inspiring his contemporaries to […]

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Top 10 North Omaha Architectural Gems

Some of the grandest architecture in North Omaha today is accounted for in this short article.

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A History of Grocery Stores in North Omaha

This is a history of how people get food in a North Omaha, Nebraska.

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A History of the Omaha Market House

This is a history of a controversial, then popular, then forgotten idea in Omaha called the Market House.

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A History of Wyman Heights by Patrick Wyman

This is a history of the Wyman Heights neighborhood in North Omaha by guest author Patrick Wyman.

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A History of Ak-Sar-Ben in North Omaha

Examining the rise and fall of North Omaha requires a long and complicated journey through politics, culture, economics and more. One of the important early anchors of the community demonstrated the ability of one organization to steer things astray. Opening the Coliseum Built in 1879, the Coliseum was located at 2226 North 20th Street, at […]

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A History of the Lantry – Thompson Mansion in North Omaha

Land speculators snatched up a lot of North Omaha legally and illegally in the 1900s. Victor Lantry was one of them, and built a massive mansion to celebrate his wealth. Here’s his story.